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Bonuses for catching you out with excess baggage, pushing e-cigarettes and targeting ‘rowdy groups’: How Ryanair cashes in on your check-in misery – and targets

Ryanair has confirmed that it has a target to persuade each passenger to spend a minimum of 1.70 per flight. This target increased to as much as 3.40 per passenger on longer flights. Another former cabin crew member said Ryanair seemed particularly keen to push its own version of e-cigarettes and set tough targets even though most passengers did not seem interested. We had a target of six packets of smokeless cigarettes to sell per flight, even though we usually only carried four packs on board, she said. Pushing products: Ryanair expects a cabin crew of four to sell between 20 and 30 scratch cards per flight Some people just werent interested so got annoyed. Theyd say, Youve asked me if I want this already and Ive said no. Please stop. Wed go up and down the aisle several times during the flight and offer the same products. They just told us to sell by any means possible. It is ridiculous how much youve got to push sales from the trolleys and it made me feel uncomfortable. Ryanair said its cabin crew are encouraged to sell all products equally.
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The worst thing you can do when attempting to teach children about money is to get too fancy, stick to the basics and present your points in a fun and captivating way. A simple and good place to start in teaching children to be money smart is in the concept of banks and interest. This can be presented to them visually, using pennies to cement the lesson in their young minds. Place one hundred pennies on a table and place 3 pennies to the side. Explain to kids that the three pennies are interest, and in they leave 100 pennies in the bank for a year, they get the 3 pennies as interest.
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33 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs New supercar concept debuts at Pebble Beach Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY 6:48 p.m. EDT August 18, 2013 The Laraki Epitome was on display at the Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance in Pebble Beach, Calif. Dan MacMedan USA TODAY The Laraki Epitome has a menacing front end Dan MacMedan USA TODAY The Laraki Epitome has fins on its sides Dan MacMedan USA TODAY The Laraki Epitome has a stylish interior Dan MacMedan USA TODAY The car's rear is just as unusual as its front Dan MacMedan USA TODAY The Epitome has a muscular look from the rear Dan MacMedan USA TODAY A close up of the rear of the Laraki Epitome Dan MacMedan USA TODAY Like this topic? You may also like these photo galleries: Replay Laraki Epitome comes from a California startup The Laraki Epitome was on display at the Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance. (Photo: Dan MacMedan USA TODAY) Story Highlights The Laraki comes from a California startup Only nine would be made at a cool $2 million each The V-8 engine produces at least 1,001 horsepower SHARE 512 CONNECT 61 TWEET 33 COMMENTEMAILMORE PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- As supercars go, it would be hard to find one more stylish than the deeply sculpted Laraki Epitome. The Laraki is the creation of an Irvine, Calif., based startup founded by yacht and car designer Abdesslam Laraki. He was outside the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance here trying drum up interest in his idea for a supercar. The Laraki would be built around a 7-liter, twin-turbocharged V-8 engine producing anywhere from 1,001 to 1,750 horsepower. That automatically puts it the same league as a Bugatti Veyron. The body would be made entirely of carbon fiber with an aluminum chassis.
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City Council’s worst no-show members - m.NYPOST.com

Those were not counted toward her absentee rate. Fosters legislative record isnt much better: She has not been the primary sponsor of a single bill passed into law since March 2010, when she crafted a measure requiring New Yorkers to replace trees they removed or pay the city a fee to cover the cost of replanting. Foster was not in her district office Thursday afternoon when The Post tried to reach her. An intern said she had been there earlier but would not be back for the rest of the day. The councilwoman, who is leaving office this year because of term limits, did not return calls requesting comment. Following her on the truancy list was Brooklyn Democrat Erik Dilan, who showed up 73 percent of the time, records show. He did not respond to a request for comment. Ruben Wills (D-Queens) and Joel Rivera (D-Bronx) had attendance records of 73.3 and 73.7 percent, respectively. Lupe Todd, a spokeswoman for Wills, said he was erroneously marked absent from a committee on which he no longer sits. She also said he spent more time in his district in southeast Queens because of an uptick in gun violence and violent crime in the past year. While there is no excuse for missing committee meetings, his attention in the district has been warranted, she said. Rivera, who presides over full council meetings as majority leader, said, Scheduling conflicts with meetings and events locally are the primary reason for his absentee rate. Eric Ulrich a Queens Republican who said he spent much of the year in his Hurricane Sandy-battered district had the fifth-worst tally, attending 77 percent of his required meetings. It is impossible for anyone to be in two places at once.
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